Starling Bank is creating up to 1,000 new jobs in Manchester as it opens its fourth UK office. 

The neobank is recruiting in the region for roles across the bank, including in operations, software engineering, data science, cyber security and customer service.

The strategic move follows its first full year of profitability, reaching the milestone of three million accounts and launching Engine by Starling, a software-as-a-service offering.

Starling says it has selected Manchester for its next base for its deep pool of tech talent and rich cultural and creative heritage. Situated in the heart of the city, it will open in H1 2023 and complement existing bases in London, Cardiff, Southampton and Dublin, which currently house more than 2,000 employees.

“What better place to set up shop than in Manchester? As the world’s first industrial city, with three brilliant universities on its doorstep and a thriving technology scene, there was never any doubt that Manchester would house our first step into the North,” said Anne Boden, founder and CEO.

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Susanna Yallop, chief people officer at Starling Bank, said: “We’ve expanded our headcount by 20% this year and only continue to grow. 

“Our sights are now firmly set on Manchester, where we can draw from its potential workforce of more than seven million, allowing us to grow our headcount even further with some of the North’s finest talent.”

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